Retro Keyboard Fun with Skeuomorphism

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Graphic Design Exercise

Feeling nostalgic for the hardware of yesteryear, I decided to create this keyboard to poke some fun at skeuomorphic UI trends. What started as a joke among colleagues turned into a fun side project.

The design was done completely in Photoshop using vector shapes and layer styles. ¬†All said and done, there are over 600 layers in the PSD. I used global lighting, so it’s really easy to change the mood.

I used to play Half-Life on an old Dell keyboard much like this one!

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